'''Italy''' ( ), officially the '''Italian Republic''' (),
[[http://ue.eu.int/policies/agreements/search-the-agreements-database?command=searchResult&partyId=HR&doclang=en&lang=en Search the agreements database] Council of the European Union (retrieved 13 October 2013).] [[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/it.html Italy: The World Factbook] Central Intelligence Agency (retrieved 13 October 2013).]
is a Unitary state|unitary parliamentary republic
[The Italian peninsula is geographically located in Southern Europe, while North Italy can be placed partly or totally in Central Europe. Due to cultural, political and historical reasons, Italy is a Western European country.]
Italy covers an area of and has a largely Köppen climate classification|temperate seasonal climate
; due to its shape, it is often referred to in...